Friday, October 22, 2010

Instant Nail Effect

So here it is! I had been drooling over this nail paint for a few weeks before I decided to go ahead and get it.The Instant Nail Effect from Barry M gives a cracked type of look to the nail, which in theory sounds pretty cool, right?
 I really wanted it because it was something new and unusual. I liked it the first few times I tried it, but there are a few things I don`t like as well.

First of all, if you take too much product on the nails, it wound "crack" properly and it will just look like a black square on your nail.
If you put too little product on your nails, the nail effect "cracks" into tiny, tiny bits which I don`t think looks very good.

Another thing I also really don`t like is that sometimes when applying the nail effect, it makes the nail polish I have underneath disappear a little, like you can see on the picture below.  

I think that for me, this turned out to more of a novelty nail varnish, but the novelty effect didn`t last very long. It`s fun to wear when you want to do something different with your nails and if your not good at nail art. I see other brands are coming out with this type of "cracking" effect nail varnish, so I might buy some other colors from other brands just to compare.
I think that one of the reasons that I wanted to buy this product in the first place was that it was new and unusual and I didn`t know anyone else who had this kind of product, but now that other brands are coming out with the same thing, it doesn`t appeal to me as much anymore.

Anywho... Let me know what you think of the Instant Nail Effect from Barry M if you have it or if you want it.

Have a great day!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Barry M blush - Strawberry

A few weeks ago I saw that Barry M had a few new blushers, so I decided to buy the one that most appealed to me, which just happened to be no 3/Strawberry.
The color is an orangy hot pink type color. It might look a bit scary because it is quite a vibrant color and it is actually very pigmented as well, so I wasn`t sure if I really liked it at first.
You only need a little bit because a little goes a long way with this blush and the more you blend it, the better it looks!
The texture is good. It`s not chalky at all, so it won`t crumble when you use it.

In this picture I am using the blush. I only used a little bit and blended it quite well so the color wouldn`t be too bright.

I think this might actually be my new favorite blush at the moment.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Smokey Purple Look

Today`s face of the day is going to be a smokey purple look. I personally really like the color purple and I think it goes really well with blue eyes.

Here are some pictures of the look

The blush I used is from Barry M, number 3, it`s called Strawberry. It`s very beautiful!! I love it.
So used eye shadows from FAMOUSE by Sue Moxley and MakeUpAcademy. Unfortuanely the eye shadows don`t have names, but you can check out the tutorial if you want to know more.

If you want to know exactly how I did this look, the tutorial is HERE!

Let me know what you think!

Have a great day!:-)